- Panel: Jörg-Peter Elbers, SVP, advanced technology, ADVA; Larry Johnson (moderator), president, FiberStory; Tim Yount (moderator), co-founder, Fiber Insight (FI); Richard Ednay, technical director, OTT; John D’Ambrosia, senior principal engineer, IP standards team, FutureWei Technologies; Mark Filer, principal optical network architect, Microsoft Azure; Radha Nagarajan, CTO, optical interconnect, Inphi; Gert Sarlet, product line manager, Finisar; Muhammad Sarwar, global product planner, Fujitsu Network Communications
- Topics: Line side 100Gbit/s DWDM network solutions – debating the options
- When: Thursday, March 7, 1:15 p.m.
- Where: OFC, The Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA
Today’s long haul standards-based DWDM deployments for 100Gbit/s and higher feature very high dispersion tolerances, but are very expensive to deploy and complex to manage. Many companies deploying 100Gbit/s line side DWDM are willing to step outside the box to consider lower cost alternatives. This panel discussion looks at 100Gbit/s line side standards and discusses alternatives for limited distance links. A chromatic dispersion limited DWDM line side version of PAM4 is gaining popularity as a low cost alternative to coherent detection receivers, although no industry standard exists today supporting this approach.
Jörg-Peter Elbers and a panel featuring private network operators, data center interconnect players, network equipment providers and industry standards representatives will give their thoughts on each approach.